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A Close Encounter

Thursday, August 4th 2011

Walking along the boardwalk - a movement, then a scuttling sound and WOW!!.....a Common Lizard was running across the planks and then disappeared through the gaps.  Of course no camera handy on the right setting.  A bit more investigation and damselflies, hoverflies, grasshoppers and Antler Moths were all making the most of the warmth and sunshine.

Climbing back onto the boardwalk there was little hope of the lizard being there again - but yes it was…..sunbathing! Camera out and ready and although he (she?) knew I was there he stayed still to allow me to photograph him, until I got a bit close and then off he scrambled again. You can see that he has been in the wars as he has a very short tail!

Common Lizard

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